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The Code of the Woosters Audiobook

The Code of the Woosters

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Publisher's Summary

Take Gussie Fink-Nottle, the soupy Madeline Bassett, old Pop Bassett, the unscrupulous Stiffy Byng, the Rev. H.P. ('Stinker') Pinker, an eighteenth-century cow-creamer, a small brown leather-covered notebook, and mix well with a liberal dose of aged relative Aunt Dahlia, and there you have it, a dangerous brew which spells toil and trouble for Bertie and some serious thinking for Jeeves.

©Trustees of the Wodehouse Estate; (P)1990 Chivers Audio Books

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    Roberto Brazao Gomes 06-08-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Great performance marred by the quality of the recording"

    Jonathan Cecil's narration captures the comedic spirit of Wodehouse's magnificent story, one of the best in the Wooster & Jeeves series. The voice characterizations are a real treat, when one can hear them.

    Unfortunately, as mentioned by other readers, most of the time the audio is barely audible. At times it sounds as if the book was being read under water. I would recommend that Audible invest in improving Cecil's recording.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Katherine Manchester, MI, USA 08-25-06
    Katherine Manchester, MI, USA 08-25-06
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    "Poor recording quality"

    I have to agree with the previous reviewer. This is a poor quality recording compared to most other books I have downloaded from Audible. Very sad because I think the narrator is wonderful, but the recording is distorted and blurred, impossible in the car and distracting any other place. I downloaded it twice just to make sure I had the best quality and there were no other problems, but they are the same. Hopefully, this can be corrected.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Wendy Seattle, WA, USA 04-28-06
    Wendy Seattle, WA, USA 04-28-06
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    "Classic Wodehouse, but hard to hear"

    If you love classic British humor, and you haven't stumbled upon Wodehouse yet, you are missing out. The storylines are all similar, impossibly soap-opera-like and hilarious. The characters are mostly bumbling, not too bright aristocrats, with the occasional level-headed character that gets them out of their scrapes.
    I found the recording of this book to be somewhat unclear, and recorded in too low a pitch to hear well in the car, even when the volume of the stereo was turned up all the way. The narrator's voice was slightly blurry, I'm not sure if this is due to the actor or the recording quality, but it definitely took away from the enjoyment of the novel.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Susan
    Chester
    6/28/15
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    "Sound quality is poor...."

    I do adore the PG Wodehouse books narrated by Jonathan Cecil. However the sound quality on this book was atrocious, and completely ruined the listening experience

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Barry Griffiths
    5/21/15
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    "Worst Soundtrack I've Heard"
    What disappointed you about The Code of the Woosters?

    To enjoy these books you need to hear them clearly. Having now bought over 20 of the PG Wodehouse series I've been seriously disappointed by the sound quality of this offering. I don't know about Audible, this sound track is Inaudible and not worth the money it costs. Jonathan Cecil is brilliant in every other purchase I've made but hand on heart you would do well to steer clear of this dud!!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    They're all brilliantly conceived


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

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    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Code of the Woosters?

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    Any additional comments?

    Enough Said I think. Improve the recording soundtrack is all!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Andrea
    BirminghamUnited Kingdom
    10/21/06
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    "Absolutetly hilarious"

    Everyone should listen to it. I have played it several times already and I find it excellent.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Jonathan London
    5/15/16
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    "Terrible sound quality - avoid"

    The sounds is muffled and poor quality - sounds like it was recorded in the 50's

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Craig M. Hanson
    2/29/16
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    "Poor Quality"

    Very quiet with a hiss throughout. Totally spoils the whole experience & not worth the money.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • D
    5/4/15
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    "Very enjoyable but spoilt by recording"

    voice and accent perfectt but fluctuations in volume spoilt it. Otherwise one of the best. .

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • greenfinger
    8/31/16
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    "DO NOT BUY UNTIL YOU PREVIEW"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    The sound quality makes this unlistenable sadly, unless you like your audio to sound like it is under a duvet.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • sebastian
    8/22/16
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    "Jonathan Cecil is masterful."

    Jonathan Cecil is masterful. Jonathan Cecil is masterful.
    Shall i say it again? These are some of the best narrated audio books available.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • William
    5/23/16
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    "Just what the Doctor ordered!"

    Having spent many years wondering if I should have partaken in some J&W thank God I finally have. Never before (except for the 39 steps) have I carried a smile for such an elongated amount of time as when I was turning (metaphorically) the pages of this perfect wound toy of a book. Such a deep warm joy!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • GJH Williams
    12/6/15
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    "Funny slapstick, bad sound quality"

    Very British, really funny slapstick content, reasonably well executed, but the sound quality really rather lets it down.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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